Powerade, the sports drink, which helps athletes avoid dehydration while training and competing, is launching a new campaign dubbed ‘Power Through,’ which comes as extension of the ‘Game Science’ marketing effort, also launched ahead of March Madness. The new round of the campaign includes a TV commercial developed by Wieden+Kennedy Portland (the spot aired yesterday, on March 4), as well as print and digital elements to arrive in the coming months. According to Ad Age, the new advertising push from Powerade, which is official sports drink of the NCAA, is highlighting the “underdogs and hard work,” and targets young athletes.

Powerade is launching a month long on-pack promotion giving consumers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the sold out 100M Finals at the London 2012 Olympic Games with every promotional bottle of Powerade ION4 and Zero. From October 3 through October 31, fans can not only win tickets to the fastest show on earth but will also have the chance to watch other Olympic events such as Basketball, Track Cycling or Beach Volleyball on two different days as part of a once-in-a-lifetime hospitality prize package.

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Being one of the official sponsors of the London 2012 Olympics, Coca-Cola UK is launching a series of projects focused on sports or in some way touching on the upcoming event. Last week, the company kicked off a youth-related initiative in collaboration with StreetGames, and soon afterwards it launched a campaign to bring forth its sports drink, Powerade Zero.